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Hydrotherapy | Film Shows How Wild Swimming Can Heal

Short film explores how Laura Sanderson used wild swimming as a remedy for a musculoskeletal condition

“I wasn’t afraid of dying, I was more afraid that I hadn’t lived, that I hadn’t made the most of every opportunity.” These are the thoughts that ran through Welsh wild swimmer, Laura Sanderson’s head after she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia – a condition that causes pain throughout her body when she moved, or was touched.

A doctor recommended that Laura should take daily cold showers, in order to numb the pain that she was feeling. However, this didn’t really appeal to Laura, who instead opted to explore the remote wild swimming spots of North Wales, allowing her to reconnect with nature and learn to appreciate life again.

With a dark and moody edit, the short film – from Friction Collective Film – really connects you to the sense of cold that Laura is feeling while swimming in the depths of winter. Grab a blanket and a cup of tea, and prepare to be chilled to the bone during this beautiful short film.


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